1840s Timeline

By Sanikad
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  • Louisiana Purchase

    President Thomas Jefferson buys he Louisiana Territory from Napoleon Bonaparte of Spain.
  • Auburn Prison Disaster

    Prisoners in solitary confinement start to commit suicide and have mental breakdowns from the constant isolation.
  • Mormon Trail

    The Mormons start their migration from Illinois to Utah.
  • Gold Rush

    The California Gold Rush begins. Thousands of men and families travel east to California in hopes of finding gold.
  • The Seneca Falls Convention

    The American women's rights movement begins with this meeting of reformers in Seneca Falls, New York. Out of this first convention comes a historic document, the 'Declaration of Sentiments,' which demands equal social status and legal rights for women, including the right to vote.
  • National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA)

    NAWSA is formed to work for women's suffrage in the United States.
  • 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment is passed which gives women the right to vote.